BOOK REVIEW: How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous by Rosalie Maggio

How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous is another book taken – or, “rescued,” if you prefer – from my Dad’s bookshelf.  Since I returned it to him after I was done, “borrowed” is probably the best word choice. I was soooo happy there weren’t any highlights in this… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: How They Said It: Wise and Witty Letters From the Famous and Infamous by Rosalie Maggio

BOOK REVIEW: Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

This is another book I’m somewhat confident I got from my Dad.  It was either that, or an amazing, defunct website.  Since it doesn’t have any highlighting marks, I’m tempted to say it was the website.  But, I’ll talk more about my long-lost love on another post. Spoiler-free.  Although, recalling the political dumpster fires Al… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken

BOOK REVIEW: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

I have no idea why I got Zero Waste Home.  I’m pretty sure I added it to my Amazon Wishlist, but I have no idea why.  Maybe I saw a link to the original blog, Zero Waste Home?  Saw it on a TV show?  Read about it in an article? Nope.  Never gonna remember. I… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

BOOK REVIEW: Stiff – The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

First – don’t let the title scare you from reading this review, or reading this book!  Yes, any piece discussing corpses is going to raise a few eyebrows.  Or possibly bile. But, as I explain later, Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers is worth reading. Second – My Dad has a slight obsession with… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Stiff – The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

BOOK REVIEW: Dead of Night by Chris Mc Geown

Dead of Night is another book brought to you by a fabulous person I “met” using WordPress.  Chris Mc Geown over at Short Poems and Other Nonsense is an amazing poet.  He crafts poems so dense & moving in so few words, I can barely express my awe. Chris’s sister, Laura McGeown (I think I… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dead of Night by Chris Mc Geown

BOOK REVIEW: The Bhagavad-Gita translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

For me, The Bhagavad-Gita ticks off two items on my reading checklist: It knocks a book off The Western Canon (under the “Ancient India (Sanskrit)” section), & it expands my knowledge of other religions. Now, I’m not very religious.  In fact, my general cynical nature extends to giving the stink eye towards religion.  🤨 Still,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Bhagavad-Gita translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

BOOK REVIEW: The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs

I’m a huge fan of the show “Bones.”  Even so, it took me forever to realize the small print saying “Based on the novels by Kathy Reichs” in the opening credits. I’ll admit it – I was too distracted by the theme song.  My ears perk up whenever I hear it while channel surfing. So,… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs

BOOK REVIEW: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

I got the recommendation for In Cold Blood from The Western Canon.  It comes under the fourth heading, called “The Chaotic Age.”  Bloom said – "I am not as confident about this list as the first three.  Cultural prophecy is always a mug's game.  Not all of the works here can prove to be canonical;… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Throwback Shakespearian Monologue

I doubt anyone remembers this, as it was in the middle of a massive posting spree & smack dab in the center of a humongous post. But, on the off chance someone had insomnia & used my book review of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare as a sleep aid, I'm sharing this with you… Continue reading Throwback Shakespearian Monologue